Below is the official Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSNAZ) public announcement of an outbreak of crypto that has sickened at least 5 people linked to a raw milk cow share agreement:
RAW COW’S MILK
1 litre, 2 litre, 3 litre
Date marking: NONE
MS & HJ TYLER is conducting a recall of the above product. The product has been available for sale online and at farm gate in SA.
Problem: The recall is due to microbial (Cryptosporidium) contamination
Food safety hazard: Food products contaminated with (Cryptosporidium) may cause illness if consumed.
What to do: Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For further information please contact:
Media recorded actual facts about people being sick.
You’d think government could do the same.
The Food Industry Recall Protocol (Protocol) provides information on recalling food in Australia and guidance for food businesses on developing a written food recall plan.
A food recall is action taken to remove from distribution, sale and consumption, food which is unsafe. This means food that may cause illness or other physical harm to a person the food.
The three primary objectives of a food recall are to:
Stop the distribution and sale of the product as soon as possible
Inform the government, the food businesses that have received the recalled food and the public (consumer level recalls only) of the problem
Effectively and efficiently remove unsafe product from the market place.
This Protocol provides guidance only and is not legally binding; however it outlines legal requirements relating to food recalls that are enforceable by the state and territory governments. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) developed the Protocol in consultation with Australian state and territory governments and the food industry.
Recall systems should be tailored to the individual needs of a food business. A business may seek independent advice (including legal advice) about the system it develops for food recalls.
This Protocol does not apply to recalls conducted in New Zealand. The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (NZ MPI) coordinates recalls in New Zealand. FSANZ and the NZ MPI liaise regularly on food recalls to establish whether any food subject to a recall has been exported to Australia or New Zealand.